The ever prolific Sean Nicholas Savage released a favorite album for us this year with his 12th studio album (all since 2008), Other Death, through Arbutus Records. The LP was a collaboration with Agor, one half of Blue Hawaii, and features Doldrums, Nite Jewel and TOPS. The video for “Suburban Nights” was self-directed by Savage and shot by Molly Nilsson. It comes off a little dark and creepy falling in line with his left of center tendencies. Watch below.
Matt Mondanile’s Ducktails outlet is currently in the midst of a tour in support of St. Catherine LP from earlier this year, but this apparently has not stopped him from recording new music. After a show this past weekend in St. Gallen, Switzerland, Mondanile unveiled a new video for previously unheard track “Don’t Want to Let You Know”. Apparently, he already almost has the next Ducktails album complete, so expect more new music in 2016.
Porches, the outlet of Aaron Maine, has announced his long-awaited debut titled Pool and set for release on February 5th via Domino Records. Sharp in production, it was almost written completely in his Manhattan apartment he shares with another favorite of ours, Greta Kline aka Frankie Cosmos. To go along with the announcement, Maine has also shared a video for previously released track “Hour” directed by Alan Del Rio Ortiz and starring both him and Kline and described as a “hallucinogenic montage dealing with a love affair that no longer exists but would never vanish.” Find the clip below along with tour dates starting in March with label-mates Alex G and Your Friend.
Mar 9 || Washington, DC || Rock & Roll Hotel
Mar 10 || Richmond, VA || Strange Matter
Mar 11 || Chapel Hill, NC || Cat’s Cradle Backroom
Mar 12 || Savannah, GA || Savannah Stopover Festival
Mar 13 || Orlando, FL || Backbooth
Mar 14 || Tallahassee, FL || Club Downunder
Mar 16 || Houston, TX || Walters
Mar 19 || Dallas, TX || Spillover Music Fest
Mar 21 || Denver, CO || Lost Lake
Mar 22 || Salt Lake City, UT || Kilby Court
Mar 23 || Boise, ID || Treefort Music Fest
Mar 24 || Portland, OR || Analog Café
Mar 25 || Seattle, WA || Vera Project
Mar 26 || Vancouver, BC || The Cobalt
Mar 28 || San Francisco, CA || Rickshaw Stop
Mar 29 || Los Angeles, CA || The Echo
Mar 31 || Santa Ana, CA || The Observatory – Constellation Room
Apr 1 || San Diego, CA || Che Café
Apr 2 || Phoenix, AZ || Rebel Lounge
Apr 3 || Albuquerque, NM || The Co-Op
Apr 5 || Omaha, NE || Slowdown
Apr 6 || Minneapolis, MN || 7th St Entry
Apr 7 || Madison, WI || UW Student Union
Apr 8 || Grinnell, IA || Grinnell College – Gardner Lounge
Apr 9 || Chicago, IL || Bottom Lounge
Apr 10 || Detroit, MI || Majestic Café
Apr 11 || Toronto, ON || Horseshoe Tavern
Apr 12 || Boston, MA || Middle East Downstairs
Apr 13 || Brooklyn, NY || Music Hall of Williamsburg
Apr 14 || Philadelphia, PA || Union Transfer
Apr 15 || New York, NY || Bowery Ballroom
Leslie Bear’s musical alter-ego Long Beard released one of the more unsuspectingly fantastic releases of 2015 with Sleepwalker (order here). While sonically, she may not be breaking new ground, the album overcomes like a familiar comfort adapting with the different seasons and prime for those more introspective moments. In the video for “Turkeys”, she continues unassuming DIY-aesthetic directed by Anthony Palma featuring Casper-like ghosts. Watch below.
12.05.15 – New Brunswick, NY (solo)
12.09.15 – The Special without Brett Davis
12.12.15 – Amherst, MA @ Unitarian Universalist Society (full band)
12.13.15 – Washington, DC @ Hole In The Sky (full band)
12.27.15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium (full band)
12.29.15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right (solo)
Lorely Rodriguez aka Empress Of’s debut album Me is probably one of our most listened to this year and we find ourselves falling for it harder and harder as each day passes. Today, she has revealed a visual for LP track “Icon” directed by Eli Born. In it, you see beautiful shots of Rodriguez moving in between the bustling city of New York and the woods in the upstate. Watch below.
We recently heard from BANKS in her collaboration with TĀLĀ for the song “Wolfpack”, but it seems we might be hearing a lot more from her. Today, she dropped a video for new track “Better” showcasing her dolled up in gold. While there is no info following the track as of yet, it is not crazy to think we are on the verge of a new BANKS release of some type serving as the follow-up to last year’s GODDESS LP. Until then, you can download the song via iTunes.
It has been a slow, organic burn for New Zealand’s Yumi Zouma since breaking on the scene last year with their debut EP and subsequent EP II from earlier this year (you can still grab the collection here). Recently, they stopped Guitar Center’s Hollywood Vintage to do an interview and perform breezy song “The Brae” from their debut live. It is a nice substitute for those who have yet to catch the band live during their limited dates thus far in the States. Watch below.